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Sr. Data Engineer, Zoro


Virtual Worker, IL, US, N/A

Date:  May 17, 2022

Company Summary
Zoro offers millions and millions of products — an endless aisle with everything you need to run your business. We offer fast and free shipping, no-hassle returns, and exceptional customer service. We’ve grown quickly in a short time and are continuing to do so while aggressively growing our revenue. We are excited to be a part of an award-winning culture — we have been named a Great Place to Work for multiple years in a row, among other local and national accolades. We think Zoro is a pretty amazing place to work and grow, and think you will too! 


Primary Function:
As a Senior Data Engineer at Zoro you will fill the Anchor Engineer role within the scrum squad. Your primary responsibilities will include coaching and mentoring squad members in agile/scrum practices, software craftsmanship, and other Zoro norms. To be successful in your role you will need to collaborate closely with stakeholders to groom ideas into deliverable work items. For the squad to be successful you will need to manage the squad’s technical debt, code repositories, and package artifactories.


Your day to day activities will include participating and leading:

  • cadence meetings.
  • technical debt working sessions.
  • pairing sessions.
  • master data management initiatives.
  • data pipeline support.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coach and mentor squad members in scrum, software craftsmanship, and Zoro norms. 
  • Design, develop, document, deploy, and maintain data pipelines.
  • Collect, analyze, and profile various batch and streaming data sources.
  • Lead master data management efforts within the squad.
  • Actively participate and lead guild and chapter meetings.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to groom ideas into small, independent, and testable work items.
  • Collaborate with DataOps to automate code analysis, testing, building, and deploying.
  • Collaborate with squads and tribes to manage, groom, and prioritize technical debt.



  • Expert experience with RDBMS, No-SQL DBs, data modeling, and ETL/ELT processes.
  • Expert experience with Python and SQL, with focus on data manipulation and analysis.
  • Expert experience with building, deploying, and maintaining data pipelines.
  • Expert experience with sourcing and profiling highly variable data.
  • Expert experience in software craftsmanship, behavior-driven development (BDD), and unit testing.
  • Strong people skills, must be able to form strong, meaningful, and lasting  collaborative relationships.
  • Strong experience with cloud infrastructure services with preference for experience with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Strong experience with MongoDB, BigQuery, Jira, Git, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Terraform, GCP Deployment Manager, Apache Airflow, Apache Beam, and Apache Spark.
  • Bachelor's degree (masters’ preferred) in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, or other technology related field. An equivalent of this educational requirement in working experience is also acceptable.


Zoro Values and Inclusive Culture:  
We share a commitment to our Zoro values – Win & Lose Together (We prefer winning!), Take Ownership, We Are Transparent, and Aspire to be Customer-Obsessed. Everything we do at Zoro is centered around delighting our customers. It's a natural extension of our company culture and how we care for each other. We believe when we act in ways that are consistent with these values, we can solve any technical challenge that lies ahead of us. As a Zoro employee, you can expect to work with smart, energetic people, learn something every day, and be valued for your perspective. 


Zoro is dedicated to fostering an environment where people of all backgrounds and beliefs are represented, and all team members can be confident that their experiences and perspectives are valued. Zoro aims to empower all employees to learn about, raise awareness, and promote diversity and inclusion through all of our workplace interactions. Zoro is a place where everyone can learn, grow and thrive. 


We recognize the courage and effort it takes to apply for your next opportunity. We also recognize that there is rarely such a thing as a perfect candidate. Even if you do not meet every qualification, we still encourage you to apply -- we do not want to miss out on meeting the next person who could emerge as a key contributor to our business and culture.  


Zoro is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.